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  • Page 1 P527 User Manual...
  • Page 2 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Powering your device ..................19 Using the stylus ..................... 19 Calibrating P527.................... 20 Locking the keys and buttons................ 20 The Today screen................. 21 Status indicators.................... 22 Screen orientation ..................25 Start menu..................... 26 ASUS Launcher..................27 Using the ASUS Launcher ..................27...
  • Page 4 Chapter : Entering data Using the Input Panel................30 Using the Block Recognizer ................30 Using the On-screen keyboard ..............31 Using the Letter Recognizer................32 Using XT9 input..................... 33 Using the Transcriber ..................34 Writing and drawing on the screen............. 35 Recording voice.
  • Page 5 Using the Speed Dial ..................52 Using Voice Commander ................53 Receiving a call..................54 ASUS CallFilter..................55 Launching ASUS CallFilter ................55 Using ASUS CallFilter ................... 57 Chapter : Wireless features Using the Wireless Manager..............62 Using Bluetooth ..................
  • Page 6 Travelog....................80 Turning GPS on .................... 80 Recording Travel Track ................. 81 Exporting Route .................... 84 Creating a New POI ..................87 Travelog Setting .................... 88 Location Courier................... 95 Using Location Courier.................. 95 External GPS..................98 Setting external GPS device ................. 98 Chapter : Multimedia features Using the camera.
  • Page 7 Backup....................126 Backingup files .................... 126 Restoring files ..................... 128 Backup Setting .................... 130 Meeting Time Planner................. 131 Chapter 8: Special features NewStation..................133 Reading NewStation news ................. 133 Creating a new category ................133 Adding a new channel ................134 NewStation Menus ..................
  • Page 8 Restoring default factory settings............ 152 Chapter 9: Device components status ASUS status icon................154 USB setting ....................155 LCD Brightness ................... 156 Battery ....................156 Memory ....................157 Storage card memory.................. 157 Programs Running in memory ..............158 Settings ....................
  • Page 9: P527 Specifications

    P527 specifications Processor TI OMAP 850 Operating System Microsoft ® Windows Mobile™ 6 Professional Memory 128 MB NAND Flash ROM 64 MB SDRAM Display 2.6-inch, 320 x 240 TFT Touchscreen Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) with 65,536 color and LED back-lighting Frequency band Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Integrated GSM/GPRS/EDGE and GPS with internal antenna...
  • Page 10: Package Contents

    Package contents Check your P527 package for the following items: P ASUS P527 device P Protection case P Battery P Getting Started CD P AC Adapter P User Manual P Mini-USB cable P Quick Start Guide P Headset P Warranty Card...
  • Page 11: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    Chapter Getting started • Getting to know your P7 • Getting your device ready • Starting up • The Today screen...
  • Page 12: Getting To Know Your P527

    Getting to know your P7 Components: Layout Power button Jog dial OK button Notification LED Top features Earpiece receiver LCD touch screen Call Key Left Soft key Start button Navigation Key OK button Right Soft Key End Key Location courier key Clear key Travelog button Alphanumeric keypad...
  • Page 13 Components: Camera lens Stereo speaker Battery compartment Hold button Reset button Camera button MicroSD slot Stylus Headphone slot Mini-USB connector Rear features Right side features Bottom features...
  • Page 14: Device Components Description

    Device components description Item Description Power button Press once to set suspend mode or to wake device from sleep mode. Press and hold to turn the power ON or OFF. Jog dial This three-direction jog dial allows you to conveniently navigate through menus without necessarily using the stylus.
  • Page 15 Item Description Location courier key Long press to launch Location courier key. Clear key Press to clear enter character to the left. Travelog button Press to launch Travelog application. Alphanumeric keypad Allows you to input text and numbers. Bluetooth button Allows you to enable or disable Bluetooth feature.
  • Page 16: Getting Your Device Ready

    (15) minutes and then put it back on charge. CAUTION: Use only an ASUS qualified battery. To install a SIM card and battery: 1. Remove the battery compartment cover.
  • Page 17 2. Remove the battery. 3. Insert the SIM card with its gold contacts facing down and the notched corner oriented to the upper right corner of the slot as shown. 4. Replace the battery into the compartment with its copper contacts properly aligned to the copper conductor on the device.
  • Page 18: Charging The Battery

    Charging the battery The bundled battery pack is shipped partially charged. Charge the battery up to four (4) hours before using for the first time. To charge battery: 1. Connect the AC adapter plug to the mini-USB connector at the bottom of the device. 2.
  • Page 19: Starting Up

    Starting up Powering your device Make sure that your P527 is fully-charged before starting the device for the first time. To turn power on: 1. Press and hold the power button. Power button 2. Follow onscreen instructions to align screen and set the local time zone. Using the stylus The stylus is a pen-like device found behind the bottom right corner of your P527.
  • Page 20: Calibrating P527

    Calibrating P7 Calibrating your device ensures that the item you tap on the screen is activated. This involves tapping in the center of targets that appear in various coordinates on the screen. To calibrate your screen: 1. Tap Start > Settings > System tab then tap Screen icon.
  • Page 21: The Today Screen

    Tap to set Call Filter Tap to launch Live search engine Tap to display device storage, USB setting, LCD brightness, Tap to setup tasks battery, memory, and MicroSD status Tap to change screen orientation Tap to display ASUS Launcher Tap to launch Contacts list...
  • Page 22: Status Indicators

    Status indicators Refer to the table below for the Today screen icon status indicators. Icon Description General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) available. Connecting via GPRS. Connected via GPRS. Connecting with ActiveSync ActiveSync connection not active. ActiveSync synchronization in progress. Synchronization error. Call forwarded.
  • Page 23: Icon Description

    Icon Description New voice mail. New Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) message. No cellular phone service. No signal. Searching for cellular phone service. Indicates signal strength. Sound OFF. Sound ON. Battery low. Battery extremely low. Battery partially charged. Battery charging.
  • Page 24 Icon Description Battery fully charged. Roaming service. This icon appears only if you have international roaming feature. Vibrate or Meeting mode on. Bluetooth headset connected. Bluetooth head connected with sound. Appears when you set the alarm No SIM installed. Notice indicator. Tap to view notice.
  • Page 25: Screen Orientation

    Screen orientation You can set the screen to two different orientations: 1. Portrait 2. Landscape Set to Portrait mode to get a better view or better operation of certain applications on your device. Set to Landscape when viewing pictures, video or viewing longer text files. To change the screen orientation, tap Start >...
  • Page 26: Start Menu

    Start menu The Start menu contains various programs and applications that you commonly use. Tap Start to display the start menu items: Landscape mode Portrait mode You can also customize the items that appear in the Start menu. To do this: 1.
  • Page 27: Asus Launcher

    ASUS Launcher is an alternative program that allows you to conveniently and quickly launch applications, perform tasks, and change device settings. You can run the Program from Start > Programs > ASUS Launcher, or tap ASUS Launcher at the lower left corner of the Today screen.
  • Page 29: Entering Data

    Chapter Entering data • Using the Input Panel • Writing and drawing on the screen • Recording voice • Using ActiveSync™ • Synchronizing with Exchange Server • Searching information • Getting Help...
  • Page 30: Using The Input Panel

    Using the Input Panel When you start an application or select a field that requires text, symbols, or numbers, the Input Panel icon appears on the menu bar. The Input Panel allows you to select various input methods including: XT9, Block Recognizer, Keyboard, Letter Recognizer, and Transcriber. Using the Block Recognizer The Block Recognizer allows you to use a single stroke to write letters, numbers, symbols, or punctuations, which are converted into typed text.
  • Page 31: Using The On-Screen Keyboard

    Using the On-screen keyboard With the on-screen keyboard, you can input text, symbols, numbers, or other special characters when input is possible. To input text using the on-screen keyboard: 1. In an application, tap the Input Panel arrow, then tap Keyboard. 2.
  • Page 32: Using The Letter Recognizer

    Using the Letter Recognizer With the Letter Recognizer you can write individual letters, numbers, or special characters, which are converted into typed text. To use the Letter Recognizer: 1. In an application, tap the Input Panel arrow, then tap Letter Recognizer. 2.
  • Page 33: Using Xt9 Input

    Using XT9 input XT9 allows you to enter text in alpha-numeric format. As you key in alpha-numeric texts on the keypad, XT9 automatically matches your input with most likely the completed word. To switch to XT9 input, tap the Input Panel arrow, then tap XT9.
  • Page 34: Using The Transcriber

    Using the Transcriber Transcriber is a handwriting recognition program that allows you to write in cursive, print, or mixed styles. It reliably recognizes not only written text but also numbers and symbols. Make sure to write legibly. See Help for more information on the Transcriber. To use the Transcriber: 1.
  • Page 35: Writing And Drawing On The Screen

    Writing and drawing on the screen You can write or draw directly on the screen and save notes in your own handwriting. If you prefer to use your own handwriting or use drawings in your notes, set the default input mode to Writing.
  • Page 36: Recording Voice

    Recording voice At any time, whether your phone is on stand-by or active mode, you can record sound, voice, or add a recording to a note while using your device. To create a voice recording: Press and hold the Voice Commander button to begin recording.
  • Page 37 To add a recording to a saved note: 1. Tap Start > Programs > Notes. 2. From the Notes list, tap to open a saved note. 3. If you do not see the recording toolbar, tap Menu > View Recording Toolbar. 4.
  • Page 38: Using Activesync

    Using ActiveSync™ ActiveSync™ allows you to synchronize data in your device with data in your computer. ActiveSync can also synchronize over a wireless or cellular network with Microsoft Exchange Server, provided that your cellular phone service or company is running Microsoft Exchange Server with Exchange ActiveSync.
  • Page 39 If you wish to synchronize your device with Exchange Server through your company or service provider, obtain the name of the Exchange Server, user name, password, and domain name from your network administrator before starting the Sync Setup Wizard. To install and configure ActiveSync in your computer: 1.
  • Page 40: Synchronizing Via Mini-Usb

    Synchronizing via mini-USB You can connect to your device using the bundled mini-USB cable to synchronize to your computer. To synchronize your device via mini-USB: 1. After installing ActiveSync to your computer, connect the mini-USB plug to the mini-USB connector at the bottom of the device. 2.
  • Page 41: Synchronizing With Exchange Server

    Synchronizing with Exchange Server To synchronize your device with Exchange Server: 1. From the ActiveSync menu, tap Menu > Add Server Source. 2. In the Server Address field, input the name of the server running Exchange Server then tap Next. If necessary, tap the check box This server requires an encrypted (SSL) connection.
  • Page 42 3. Input your name, password, and domain then tap Next. 4. Tap the check boxes to select the data items that you want to synchronize with Exchange Server. To change the available synchronization settings, select a data item then tap Settings. Tap Finish when done.
  • Page 43: Setting The Synchronization Schedule

    Setting the synchronization schedule To set the synchronization with Exchange Server: 1. From the ActiveSync screen, tap Menu > Schedule. 2. Refer to the table for input details. Volume Recommended setup High Select a shorter interval in the Peak times list. Select As items arrive option or a longer interval in the Off-peak times list.
  • Page 44: Searching Information

    Searching information Using the search tool, you can search for files and other items stored in your device or the external MicroSD card. You can search by file name or by words located in various applications including the Calendar, Contacts, Excel Mobile, Word Mobile, Outlook Mobile, Help, Messaging, Notes, all data and Tasks.
  • Page 45: Getting Help

    Getting Help You can easily find Help for using any program on the device. To get help for a program: • From the Today screen or program, tap Start > Help. A page will open with links to topics that explain how to use the program.
  • Page 47: Phone Features

    Chapter Phone features • Using the phone • Making a call • Receiving a call • ASUS CallFilter...
  • Page 48: Using Phone

    Using phone Like a standard cellular phone, you can use your P527 to make and receive calls. You can also keep a history of calls made and received, send SMS or MMS messages, take notes while talking, call from Contacts, and copy data from installed SIM card to your device. Phone pad The phone pad allows you to easily dial and access the Contacts, Call History, Speed Dial, and Phone settings.
  • Page 49: Making A Call

    Making a call You can make a phone call using the phone pad. You can also make calls directly from the Contacts, Call History, Speed Dial, or Voice Commander. Using the alphanumeric keypad To make a call using the alphanumeric keypad: 1.
  • Page 50 Phone pad features Displays the current call status Press to mute/unmute Press to launch Contacts list Press to hold /unhold call Press to turn speaker ON/OFF Press to end call Press to take notes Press to launch menu Press to launch keypad Using Smart dialer Smart Dialer utilizes the predefined alphabets or letters assigned to keys 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,...
  • Page 51: Making Calls From Contacts

    Making calls from Contacts To make a call directly from Contacts: 1. Press the Right Soft key or from the Today screen, tap Contacts. 2. You can do any of the following to make a call: • Tap name of contact, then from the Contacts screen, tap Call. •...
  • Page 52: Using The Speed Dial

    Using the Speed Dial With Speed Dial you can call frequently dialled numbers in a single press. For example, if you assign a contact to the number 2 button in Speed Dial, press and hold to dial the contact’s number. To create a Speed Dial entry: 1.
  • Page 53: Using Voice Commander

    Using Voice Commander To make a phone call using voice commander: 1. Press the Voice Commander button. 2. From the following screen, your device asks you to “Say command.” 3. Audibly say “Call” then the name to call from your Contact list. 4.
  • Page 54: Receiving A Call

    Receiving a call When you receive a call, a message prompts and allows you to answer or reject the incoming call. To answer or reject an incoming call: • To answer a call tap Answer, or press Call key. • To reject an incoming call, tap Ignore, or press End key.
  • Page 55: Asus Callfilter

    ASUS CallFilter The ASUS CallFilter is a simple yet efficient utility that allows you to control all your incoming calls. Using this utility, you can manage a list of telephone numbers from your Contacts list, Call logs, Message number, or any unlisted telephone number that you want to accept or reject.
  • Page 56 The first time you launch ASUS CallFilter, you need to install and select the storage location for ASUS CallFilter. The following describes the steps when running ASUS CallFilter the first time. 1. After tapping , from the Today screen, 2. When prompted, select storage location the utility installs the necessary cabinet then tap Install.
  • Page 57: Using Asus Callfilter

    Using ASUS CallFilter After installing the necessary files, tap to launch the ASUS CallFilter shortcut menu. The shortcut menu allows you to conveniently activate either the Accept or Reject list. From the shortcut menu, do any of the following: •...
  • Page 58: Managing The Accept List

    The Accept list allows you to select telephone numbers you only want to accept. Incoming calls that are not in the Accept list will automatically be rejected. To add items in the Accept list: 1. From the ASUS CallFilter shortcut menu, select Edit. 2. Select Accept List from Edit List box.
  • Page 59: Managing The Reject List

    The Reject list allows you to select telephone numbers you want to reject. Incoming calls that are in the Reject list will be rejected. To add items in the Reject list: 1. From the ASUS CallFilter shortcut menu, select Edit. 2. Select Reject List from Edit List box.
  • Page 61: Wireless Features

    Chapter Wireless features • Using the Wireless Manager • Using Bluetooth ® • Using Wi-Fi • Setting a GPRS connection...
  • Page 62: Using The Wireless Manager

    Using the Wireless Manager The Wireless Manager allows you to enable or disable your wireless connections in a single location. This is a quick way to preserve battery power or to prepare your device for an airplane flight. To use the Wireless Manager: 1.
  • Page 63: Using Bluetooth

    Using Bluetooth ® Overview Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications technology that allows devices with ® Bluetooth capabilities to exchange data within a radius of about 10 meters (30 feet) without requring a physical connection. With Bluetooth enabled in your device, you can: •...
  • Page 64: Adding Bluetooth Devices

    Adding Bluetooth devices 1. Ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on the device you want to add and the device is set as Discoverable. 2. Tap Start > Settings > Connections then tap Bluetooth icon. 3. Tap Add new device... to search for available Bluetooth devices.
  • Page 65 5. Enter the alphanumeric passcode of the device you want to connect then tap Next or press the Right Soft key. You can find the passcode in the documentation that came with the other device. 6. Enter the display name for this connection.
  • Page 66 7. Repeat steps 3 - 6 to connect more devices.
  • Page 67: Turning On Wifi

    Using Wi-Fi ® Wi-Fi provides the very best connection available for computer networking and home entertainment applications alike - delivering the range, bandwith, and performance that today’s multimedia applications and products demand. Turning on Wi-Fi Use the Wireless Manager to enable or disable Wi-Fi in your device. You can access the Wireless Manager by performing any of the following: 1.
  • Page 68: Configuring Wireless Networks

    Configuring wireless networks To configure a wireless network, you need to launch the Wi-Fi settings page: 1. To launch the Wi-Fi settings page, you can either: • Tap Settings after selecting a wireless network to connect your device to. • Tap Start >...
  • Page 69: Adding A Wireless Network

    Adding a wireless network If the device fails to automatically detect the wireless network you want to connect to, you can add the network. Ask for the wireless network settings from your network administrator. To add a wireless network, you need to launch the Wi-Fi settings page: 1.
  • Page 70 4. Set authentication, data encryption, and network key. Ask your network administrator for these information, then tap Next. 5. If you need to change the EAP type, check the adapter box, then change the EAP type. 6. Tap Finish when done.
  • Page 71: Setting A Gprs Connection

    Setting a GPRS connection Your P527 allows you to connect via General Packet Radio Service (GPRS). GPRS is a wireless communication standard that runs at speeds of up to 115 kbps, compared to 9.6 kbps of the current Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM). It supports a wide range of bandwidths that allows sending and receiving small bursts of data, such as email and web browsing.
  • Page 72 4. From the Connections screen, tap Add a new modem connection. 5. Input a unique name for the connection then select Cellular Line (GPRS) from the modem list.
  • Page 73 6. Input the Access point name. 7. Input your user name, password, and domain then tap Finish. Contact your network administrator for assistance. NOTE: The GPRS and USB connections can not be used at the same time.
  • Page 74: Connecting Gprs

    Connecting GPRS To connect GPRS: 1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab then tap Connections icon. 2. From the Connections screen, tap Manage existing connections. 3. Tap and hold on an existing connection then from the pop-up menu tap Connect.
  • Page 75: Disconnecting Gprs

    If you have set a default GPRS connection, it automatically connects when you launch an application that connects to the Internet. 1. Launch any application that connects to the Internet (e.g. Internet Explorer). The device will automatically connect Pop-up callout your default GPRS connection.
  • Page 76: Using The Gprs Tool

    Using the GPRS Tool The GPRS Tool allows you to conveniently select and connect to your GPRS service provider. To connect via GPRS Tool: 1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab then tap the Network Setting icon. You can also tap on the status bar then tap Settings from the pop-up callout.
  • Page 77: Gps Features

    Chapter GPS features • GPS Catcher • Travelog • Location Courier • External GPS...
  • Page 78: Gps Catcher

    GPS Catcher The GPS Catcher allows you to download the GPS data so that the GPS data in your device is up-to-date. The GPS data contains important information about the status of satellite, current date and time for determining the satellite position. Updating GPS data To update GPS data: 1.
  • Page 79: Setting Gps Catcher

    3. Tap when finished. NOTE: The expiration of GPS data is three days. You need to update it when it is expired. You can also set GPS Catcher to update automatically, refer to the following section Setting GPS Catcher. Setting GPS Catcher To set GPS Catcher: 1.
  • Page 80: Travelog

    Travelog Travelog allows you to record your travel track and export the data to Google Earth placemark files (kmz) Turning GPS on To turn GPS on: 1. Tap Start > Programs > Travelog > Menu. 1. Physical distance 2. Scale 3.
  • Page 81: Recording Travel Track

    Recording Travel Track To record travel track: 1. Tap Start > Programs > Travelog > Menu > New Route. Enter a name for the route. If you want to record the check point, check the Record Check Point box and set an interval. Refer to GPS setting in Travelog Setting section for details about setting GPS and power saving.
  • Page 82 While recording, you can view related information from the Status bar. • When the Status bar shows (current GPS position in Longitude/Latitude format), tap the bar to display the GPS Status screen. • When the Status bar shows (trip distance and the time elapsed), tap the bar to display the Speed screen.
  • Page 83 3. Tap Menu > Stop to stop recording. The tracking records are saved in My Favorite. • New POI: Tap to create a new POI. Refer to the following section Creating a New POI for details. • My Favorite: Managing all the trip and POI data. This function is disabled while recording a trip.
  • Page 84: Exporting Route

    Exporting Route You can export your trip route to Google Earth placemark files (kmz). To export a route: To export a route: 2. From the route list, select a route and tap 1. From the Track screen, Export button. tap Menu > My Favorite. 3.
  • Page 85 4. When exporting, you can tap Cancel to stop exporting. 5. When finished, tap on the pop-up notification. The display modes of routes on Google Earth vary from the output mode and enhanced presentation mode you set in Export Setting. See the examples on the next page.
  • Page 86 Speed Mode with -D Presentation Normal Mode Speed Mode with -D Presentation...
  • Page 87: Creating A New Poi

    Creating a New POI While recording track, you can create a new Point of Interest (POI) in current position. To create a new POI: 2. In the Info tab, you can edit the name of 1. From the Track screen, tap Menu > the POI, change the icon, and add up to New POI.
  • Page 88: Travelog Setting

    Travelog Setting GPS Setting GPS Setting allows you to set GPS mode and power saving mode while using GPS. To set GPS and power saving: 2. Current GPS setting is showed. You can 1. From Track screen, tap Menu > Setting tap GPS Hardware Setting to change the >...
  • Page 89: System Setting

    System Setting System Setting allows you to set the unit display style, backlight, and speed limit warning. To set up the system setting: 2. Set the unit display style, backlight mode, 1. From Track screen, tap Menu > Setting > and speed limit.
  • Page 90 Export Setting Export Setting includes Point Setting and Mode Setting. • Point Setting Point Setting allows you to change name and icon of start/end point, check point (milestone point), and POI point. You can also set marking-information label for the points. To do Point Setting: 1.
  • Page 91 • Mode Setting Mode Setting allows you to set the presentation features of exported data, such as digit range, line color and size. You can also set the size and display effect of exported data. To do Mode Setting: 1. From Track screen, tap Menu > Setting > Export Setting >...
  • Page 92 Hotkey Setting This function allows you to assign hotkeys and apply functions conveniently while running Travelog. To assign hotkeys: 1. From the Track screen, tap Menu > Setting > Hotkey Setting. 2. Tap when the tips pop up. If you do not want it show next time, check the Don’t show tips box.
  • Page 93 3. From the drop-down menu, choose functions that you want to assign to the keys. Tap Next to continue. 4. From the drop-down menu, choose functions that you want to assign to the keys. Tap when finished. You can also tap Reset button to restore the settings to default.
  • Page 94: Reset All

    Reset All This function allows you to reset Travelog to its default settings to fix and recover database. To reset settings and recovery database : 1. From the Setting dialog, tap Reset All button. 2. Tap Repair button to fix and recover the database.
  • Page 95: Location Courier

    Location Courier The Location Courier allows you to send your position through SMS messages to up to five receivers at the same time. You can also set a timer to send SMS messages periodically. Using Location Courier To use Location Courier: 1.
  • Page 96 3. Enter the number of the recipient then tap 4. Tap Contents tab then enter message. Add to add it to the Contacts list. 5. Tap Options tab then check your desired 6. Tap SMS Sending Rule tab then select properties.
  • Page 97 7. The message and receivers you set appear on the Location Courier screen. Tap Start to get and send the location information through SMS. You can also turn on/off GPS or exit the Location Courier application from Menu. Receivers list Message content Stop button GPS status...
  • Page 98: External Gps

    External GPS P527 allows you to use an external GPS device to receive GPS data. To use an external device, you need to set connection between P527 and your external GPS device. Setting external GPS device To set an external GPS device: 1.
  • Page 99 3. From the Hardware tab, specify a hardware port and baud rate for your external GPS device to use. Refer to the user guide of your external GPS device for details. 4. From the Access tab, check the Manage GPS automatically (recommended) check box.
  • Page 100 Chapter Multimedia features • Using the camera • Viewing pictures and videos...
  • Page 101: Using The Camera

    Using the camera The built-in two-megapixel camera allows you to take photos and record audio/video clips. Launching the camera To start using the camera: • Tap Start > Programs > Pictures and Videos > Camera icon or • Press and hold the Camera button on the right side of your device. Camera/shutter button Camera button NOTE:...
  • Page 102: Supported Formats

    Available capture modes Your device camera can be set to two capture modes: • Camera mode - Camera mode allows you to take photos, and save them to your device or MicroSD. You can also configure the camera to match an environment, set picture size, select magnification, adjust the picture quality, apply effects, and modify other advanced settings.
  • Page 103: Camera Mode Screen

    Camera mode screen The following describes the screen icons in Camera mode: Capture mode icon Picture quality icon Default storage icon Scene mode icon Timer icon Burst mode icon Effects icon Picture Size Tap to close camera Tap to launch camera menu Number of available shots...
  • Page 104 Camera mode icons • Capture mode icon [ ] - indicates the current capture mode. • Picture quality icon [ ]- indicates the picture quality used. • Default storage icon [ ] - indicates default storage for captured images and videos clips.
  • Page 105: Camera Options Menu

    Camera options menu The camera options menu allows you to change various camera and picture settings. To launch options menu: 1. Tap Menu from the camera screen. 2. From the shortcut menu, tap an icon to display contents. Camera options shortcut menu...
  • Page 106 Change Mode The Change Mode option allows you to set capture mode into Camera or Video mode. Scene The Scene option allows you to select presets appropriate for a night scene or sports event. Select Auto to use best setting for any scene.
  • Page 107 Picture Quality This option provides three picture quality presets: Normal, Fine, and Super Fine. The picture quality is set to Super Fine by default. Zoom Allows you to change the maximum magnification allowed. Self-Timer Sets the delay of shutter release to 5 or 10 seconds after you have pressed the camera/shutter button.
  • Page 108 Burst Allows you to take 4 or 9 pictures in succession with one press of the camera/ shutter button. Frame Allows you to set a frame. NOTE: Ensure that you have set the screen resolution to 320 x 240 before setting frame. Effect The Effect option allows you to apply some effects to the subject.
  • Page 109 Save to Allows you to select the default storage for captured pictures. NOTE: Prepare a MicroSD card before setting default storage to Storage Card. Advanced This option allows you to set the following: - Filename prefix format - Filename prefix - File number - Date and time stamp - Shutter sound...
  • Page 110: Taking Photos

    Taking photos After launching the camera, your device is set to Camera mode by default. If set otherwise, tap Menu > Change Mode > Camera Mode then tap Exit. You can also set to camera mode by tapping the camera mode icon on the screen. To take a photo: 1.
  • Page 111: Video Mode Screen

    Video mode screen The following describes the screen icons in Video mode: Capture mode icon Remaining video recording time Default storage icon Effects icon Video Size Tap to close camera Tap to launch video menu Recording indicator Green: Ready Red: Recording Capture mode icons: Camera mode Video mode...
  • Page 112 Video mode icons • Capture mode icon [ ] - indicates the current capture mode. • Default storage icon [ ] - indicates default storage for captured video clips. • Effects icon [ ] - indicates the effects used. • Video size [ ] - shows the video size used.
  • Page 113: Video Options Menu

    Video options menu The video options menu allows you to change various video and playback settings. To launch video options menu: 1. Tap Menu from the video screen. 2. From the shortcut menu, tap an icon to display contents. Video options shortcut menu...
  • Page 114 Change Mode The Change Mode option allows you to set your device into Camera or Video capture mode. Zoom Allows you to change the maximum magnification allowed. Video Size Allows you to set the frame size of video.
  • Page 115 Save to Allows you to select the default storage location for captured pictures. NOTE: Prepare a MicroSD card before setting default storage to Storage Card. Effect The Effect option allows you to apply some effects to the subject. Select from the following configuration options: Black-White, Negative, Solarize, and Sepia.
  • Page 116: Recording Videos

    Recording videos Set the device to video capture mode to record videos. To set video mode: • Tap Menu > Change Mode > Video Mode then tap Exit. • You can also set the video mode by tapping the video mode icon on the screen. To record video: 1.
  • Page 117: Viewing Pictures And Videos

    Viewing pictures and videos Use the Pictures and Video Application to preview stored images and playback video clips. Viewing pictures and videos To view pictures and videos: 1. Tap Start > Programs > Pictures and Videos. 2. Tap the picture or video clip you want to see. •...
  • Page 118: Chapter 7: Business Features

    Chapter Business features • Remote Presenter • Backup • Meeting Time Planer...
  • Page 119: Remote Presenter

    Bluetooth configuration performed on your system. To use the Remote Presenter: 1. Tap Start > Programs > Remote Presenter. You can also execute Remote Presenter from the ASUS Launcher menu. From the ASUS Launcher menu, tap Application then tap Remote Presenter.
  • Page 120 The following describes the Remote Presenter menu on your computer screen. PowerPoint .ppt file path Click to change path Click to start or stop Bluetooth COM port Click to exit 4. Check your computer screen when your P527 prompts the following message: 3.
  • Page 121 6. Tap Yes to allow your computer to 8. When prompted, input the same connect to your device. authentication passkey on your P527. 7. From your computer, key in an NOTE: The Bluetooth authentication passkey is only required if a paired relationship is not yet established authentication passkey then click OK.
  • Page 122 9. Tap the check boxes to select services 10. Tap Connect to connect to your for your device then click Finish. computer. 11. From the Remote Presenter menu on your computer, click to establish a connection. When prompted with the Bluetooth Service Authorization message, click OK.
  • Page 123 12.The following screen appears on your 13. Tap the name of PowerPoint (.ppt) file device when a successful connection to show then tap Select. was established. Repeat from step 1 if the connection failed.
  • Page 124 Upon selection, Microsoft PowerPoint is automatically launched on your computer with the ® selected file open.
  • Page 125 14. You can now remotely control the PowerPoint presentation on your computer using your device. The following describes the control menu on your device. Slide number Tap to exit Tap to select slide Indicates Bluetooth signal Timer ® Tap to toggle between Normal and Slide Show view Previous slide Next slide...
  • Page 126: Backup

    Backup Backup allows you to backup or restore your files and data to your device or storage card. Backing-up files To backup files: 1. From the Today screen, tap Start > 2. Select the items you want to backup, then Programs >...
  • Page 127 3. Rename the file and select the storage 4. Enter four digits as your password to location for the backup, then tap Next. encrypt the backup file, then tap Next. 5. Tap Start to begin backup. Tap Back to 6. Tap Reset to reset the device. return to the previous screen.
  • Page 128: Restoring Files

    Restoring files To restore files 1. From the Today screen, tap Start > 2. Select a file you want to restore, then Programs > Backup > Restore. tap Next. 3. Input four-digit password to decrypt the 4. Select the items you want to restore, then backup file, then tap Next.
  • Page 129 5. Tap Start to begin restore, or tap Back to 6. Tap Reset to reset the device. return to the last screen. NOTE: The system will turn off all processing applications when restoring files.
  • Page 130: Backup Setting

    Backup Setting To set Backup 1. From the Today screen, tap Start > 2. Check the box if you want to reset the Programs > Backup, then tap Option. device after backup, then Tap to finish.
  • Page 131: Meeting Time Planner

    Meeting Time Planner Meeting Time Planner allows you to find a suitable time to have a video conference, telephone or net meeting with participants in different time zones. Using the Meeting Time Planner To use the Meeting Time Planner: 1. Tap Start > Programs > Meeting Time Planner. 2.
  • Page 132: Chapter 8: Special Features

    Chapter Special features • NewStation • FM Radio • Windows Live™ • Setting ring tone • Wake-up setting • Mode switcher • System information • Restoring factory default settings...
  • Page 133: Newstation

    NewStation With NewStation in P527, you can conveniently browse news and blogs anywhere and anytime. NOTE: Ensure your device is connected to Internet when using NewStation. Reading NewStation news To read NewStation news: 1. Tap Start > Programs > NewStation. 2.
  • Page 134: Adding A New Channel

    Adding a new channel Before using this function, you need to add your favorite channels first. To add a channel: 1. Tap Start > Programs > NewStation, then tap a category folder to open. 2. Tap Menu > New Channel. You can add a channel from either Internet or an existing file.
  • Page 135 Select a category where you want to add the channel, then tap Finish. Import from a file Select the radio button of Import from a file, then tap Next. Select a folder and choose a file from the list.
  • Page 136 Choose channels from the list, then tap Next. Select a category where you want to add the channel, then tap Finish.
  • Page 137: Newstation Menus

    NewStation Menus Category Menu To use the category menu: 1. Tap Start > Programs > NewStation. 2. Select a category folder, then tap Menu. 3. Tap an option as desired. Channel Menu To use the channel menu: 1. Tap Start > Programs > NewStation. 2.
  • Page 138: Fm Radio

    FM Radio From your P527 device, FM Radio allows you to listen to FM radio anywhere and anytime. Listening to FM radio To listen to FM radio. 1. Tap Start > Programs > FM Radio. 2. Tap Menu > Turn On/Off to open FM radio.
  • Page 139: Managing My Channel List

    Managing My Channel list The Channel list allows you to add or delete items. You can also replace or rename FM Channels list. To add items in the My Channel list: 1. From the FM Radio menu, select My Channel. 2.
  • Page 140: Configuring Fm Settings

    To replace to rename items from the My Channel list: 1. Select an item from the My Channel list then tap Edit. 2 Tap Replace or Rename. 3. Click to exit. Configuring FM Settings To configure your FM Setting: 1. Tap Start > Programs > FM Radio. 2.
  • Page 141: Windows Live

    Windows Live™ Windows Live™ provides a set of services including email, messaging, and search that brings all your online necessities together. With Windows Live, you can conveniently do the following on your device: • Access your Hotmail, MSN, or Microsoft Exchange account and send or receive emails. •...
  • Page 142 1. Tap Start > Programs > Windows Live You can also launch Windows Live from the ASUS Launcher menu. To do this, tap Games and APs then tap Windows Live. 2. Tap Sign in to Windows Live. If you are...
  • Page 143 4. Input your email address and password then tap Next. 5. Tap the check boxes to show or hide Windows Live items on the Today screen. Tap Next when done.
  • Page 144 6. Select the items that you want to synchronize on your device, then tap Next. The synchronization status is displayed as shown on the following screen while Windows Live is synchronizing the items on your device. This will take a moment.
  • Page 145 After synchronization, the following screen appears. Tap the arrow heads to display items for Mail, Messenger, or Sync services. Tap Menu to access Windows Live and account options. If you enabled Windows Live to be displayed on the Today screen, your Windows Live username and account status are displayed as shown.
  • Page 146: Setting Ring Tone

    Setting ring tone With P527 you can add and configure your favorite music as your phone ring tone. You can easily configure your favorite song or sound as your ring tone with the following compatible audio formats: aac, amr, .mp3, .wav, .wma, and .mid. Adding ring tone to selection To add ring tone to the selection category under phone setting: 1.
  • Page 147: Changing The Ring Tone

    Changing the ring tone To change the ring tone: 1. Tap Start > Settings > Personal > Phone icon. 2. Select a ring tone from the Ring tone list box. The songs or sounds that you added as ring tone appears on this list along with the default ring tones that came with the device. to play ring tone sound and tap to stop.
  • Page 148: Wakeup Setting

    Wake-up setting You can set the wake-up actions whenever your device is in sleep mode. To set the wake-up action: 1. Tap Start > Settings > Personal > Wakeup source icon. 2. Select from the available wake-up actions. Tap Select All to select all actions or tap Select None to deselect all available actions. 3.
  • Page 149: Mode Switcher

    Mode switcher Mode switcher allows you to easily switch between applications and tasks. To use the mode switcher, press the mode switcher button on your device keypad. Press again to shift between applications. Mode switcher pop-up menu Mode switcher button You can configure the mode switcher and define the switcher type or select items to appear in the mode switcher pop-up menu.
  • Page 150: Auto Cleaner

    Auto Cleaner To free memory, you can use this function to conveniently close the running applications that you are not using. Setting Auto Cleaner To set Auto Cleaner: 1. Tap Start > Settings > System tab > Auto Cleaner. 2. Select the check box to activate the Auto Cleaner function, then select either Short or Long press X to close the program.
  • Page 151: System Information

    System information The System Information contains important device information including the current device settings and version. To launch the System Information: 1. Tap Start > Settings > System > System Information icon. 2. Tap the Device Info tab for device hardware information. 3.
  • Page 152: Restoring Default Factory Settings

    Restoring default factory settings This option allows you to restore the default factory settings. To restore default settings: 1. Tap Start > Settings > System > Default Settings. 2. Input ‘1234’ in the Password field to confirm that you want to restore to default settings. 3.
  • Page 153: Chapter 9: Device Components Status

    Chapter Device components status • ASUS Status icon...
  • Page 154: Asus Status Icon

    ASUS status icon The ASUS status icon allows you to easily check and see the current status of the following device components: USB, LCD Brightness, Battery power, Memory, MicroSD card, and storage. To check the status of these components, tap the ASUS Status icon on the Today screen.
  • Page 155: Usb Setting

    USB setting Allows you to set the USB connection mode.
  • Page 156: Lcd Brightness

    LCD Brightness Adjusts the LCD brightness on battery power and external power. Battery The Advanced settings allows you to set a Displays the battery power status. time when to turn-off the device if not used.
  • Page 157: Memory

    Memory Displays the total, in use and free memory. Storage card memory Displays the total, in use, and available storage card memory.
  • Page 158: Programs Running In Memory

    When you exit a running program, you are actually only minimizing it and the program remains in the memory. You can stop these programs from running in the background using this option. Settings Allows you to select the items to display in the ASUS Settings pop-up menu.
  • Page 159: Appendix

    Appendix • Notices • RF Exposure information (SAR) • Safety information • Contact information...
  • Page 160: Notices

    Notices Replaceable batteries If an equipment is provided with a replaceable battery and if replacement by an incorrect type could result in an explosion (e.g. with some lithium batteries), the following applies: – if the battery is placed in an OPERATOR ACCESS AREA, there shall be a marking close to the battery or a statement in both the operating and the servicing instructions;...
  • Page 161 Operator access with a tool If a TOOL is necessary to gain access to an OPERATOR ACCESS AREA, either all other compartments within that area containing a hazard shall be inaccessible to the OPERATOR by the use of the same TOOL, or such compartments shall be marked to discourage OPERATOR access.
  • Page 162 WARNING The user needs to switch off the device when exposed to areas with potentially explosive atmospheres such as petrol stations, chemical storage depots and blasting operations.
  • Page 163 IMEI integrity related requirements expressed in the GSM standards. Should you have any questions or comments regarding this matter, please have our best attention. Sincerely yours, ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Tel: 886-2-2894-3447 Fax: 886-2-2890-7698 E-mail:
  • Page 164: Rf Exposure Information (Sar)

    RF Exposure information (SAR) THIS MODEL MEETS INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR EXPOSURE TO RADIO WAVES Your mobile device is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed not to exceed the limits for exposure to radio waves recommended by international guidelines. These guidelines were developed by the independent scientific organization ICNIRP and include safety margins designed to assure the protection of all persons, regardless of age and health.
  • Page 165 * The tests are carried out in accordance with international guidelines for testing. The limit incorporates a substantial margin for safety to give additional protection for the public and to account for any variations in measurements. Additional related information includes the ASUS testing protocol, assessment procedure, and measurement uncertainty range for this product.
  • Page 166: Safety Information

    Safety information Phone care You should never attempt to open the phone casing. There are no user-serviceable parts inside and you might damage sensitive electronic circuits and components. Unauthorized disassembly will void the warranty. You should never leave your phone in the window of your car or otherwise expose it to strong sunlight or excessive heat for a prolonged period.
  • Page 167 • At the beginning of the battery’s life, fully charge and discharge (let it go flat) three times. • Do not overcharge the Li-Ion battery, as this can result in a reduction in battery performance and lifespan. The recommended maximum charge time is three hours. •...
  • Page 168: Memory Card

    The charger • Use only the charger supplied with your phone. • Never pull the charger cord to release it from the mains – pull the charger itself. WARNING! There is a risk of explosion if the battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Memory card •...
  • Page 169: Driving Safety

    • Never expose your phone to heat or strong sunlight. • Never expose your phone to moisture or liquids of any kind. • Do not paint your phone or otherwise block the keypad, microphone or earpiece function, i.e. with stickers. WARNING! Failure to follow these instructions may lead to serious personal injury and possible property damage.
  • Page 170: Electronic Devices

    • If you have any reason to suspect that interference is taking place, turn your phone off immediately. Hearing aids Some digital phones may interfere with some hearing aids. In the event of such interference, call ASUS Customer Service to discuss alternatives.
  • Page 171: Other Medical Devices

    Other medical devices If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of your device to determine if it is adequately shielded from external RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this information. Turn your phone off in healthcare facilities when any regulations posted in these areas instruct you to do so.
  • Page 172: Other Safety Guidelines

    Other Safety Guidelines Aircraft Regulations prohibit using your phone while in the air. Switch off your phone before boarding an aircraft or turn off the wireless connections. Blasting areas To avoid interfering with blasting operations, turn your phone off when in a ‘blasting area’ or in areas posted: ‘Turn off two-way radio.’...
  • Page 173 Cautions Your Pocket PC Phone is a high quality piece of equipment. Before operating, read all instructions and cautionary markings on (1) AC Adapter (2) Battery and (3) Product Using Battery. • Do not use this equipment in an extreme environment where high temperature or high humidity exists.
  • Page 174: Contact Information

    0800-093-456 (Toll-Free call from Taiwan only) Fax: 886-2-2895-9254 Online service: WWW: ASUSTek COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific) Hotline: 886-2-2894-3447 Fax: 886-2-2890-7698 Online service: ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Hotline: +1-812-282-2787 Fax: +1-812-284-0883 Online Service: WWW: ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany/Austria) Hotline: +49-2102-9599-10 Fax: +49-2102-9599-11 Online service:

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